Twin Sister - Peach
Image: Twin Sister live at Iron Horse July 22nd
By now you’ve probably heard the new single from Twin Sister, Bad Street available as a sweet heavy 10” from Domino Records here. This tune is a brand new demo, just released by the band today via their blog. I saw them play the Iron Horse Friday night to an intimate crowd of >100 people. Now, without too much hot wind, I have been a major fan of these kids since their debut track (at least to me) Kimmi In The Ricefield last January on The Report Vol. 1. McGregor also threw Nectarine on my custom cassette mixtape, and I’ve been devoted ever since.
So when I say this was one of the best live performances I’ve ever seen, maybe its a little biased. However my gf, whom had only given them a listen or two, and frankly whose excellent taste in music tends to run a few decades older than mine, declared it was the 2nd best show she had seen (out of easily 100+), I realized I wasn’t alone or biased. She then bought their three records immediately, despite that I own them all already.
As good as they sound recorded, their live sound is leagues above and beyond. In person you begin to see how many complex arrangements are occurring simultaneously, even in a seemingly simple song such as Bad Street. Seeing Nectarine live acoustically was so damn beautiful it, it nearly brought tears to my eyes.
Until seeing them live, I had major reservations about the new direction Bad Street was taking the debut LP, but my concerns were crushed and tossed aside. Their ability to masterfully play so wide a range from folk to funk, to the insane hard rock jam finale, was beyond impressive. Rarely do I spend so long writing up one band, but these guys deserve the effort.
See Twin Sister live. Do it. Drive the miles, you won’t regret it.
Grab their vinyl from Domino here. Watch for the new forthcoming LP In Heaven, out September 27 from Domino Records.